Pictured Above: Polish Town Sunset, Riverhead

Good Morning!

• Today will be sunny, with a high near 53 degrees and a northwest wind 9 to 14 miles per hour. It will be mostly clear overnight, with a low around 37. There’s a 20 percent chance of rain after 1 p.m. Thursday, with increasing clouds and a high near 57. There’s a 30 percent chance of rain before 7 a.m. Friday, with partly sunny skies and a high near 44.

• Here are the highlights of last night’s election results throughout the East End: Democratic Riverhead Town Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith has been ousted by Republican challenger Yvette Aguiar; Southold races are tight; South Fork Incumbent Democratic Supervisors Hold On; Dems Sweep on Shelter Island. Our full story.

• The Southold Town Board will discuss recreation winter programming, deer management and a transportation recommendation for no U-turns on Love Lane in Mattituck at their 9 a.m. work session this morning. The board has two public hearings on its proposed 2020 budget — the first will be held at 4 p.m. and the second will be held at the board’s 7 p.m. regular meeting. Southold has proposed a $48 million budget, with a tax rate increase of 1.62 percent. The full agenda for the 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. meetings is online here.

• The Riverhead Town Board will hold a budget hearing at its 2 p.m. regular meeting this afternoon. Riverhead has proposed a $100.4 million budget, with a tax rate increase of 2.76 percent. The full agenda for that meeting is online here.

• Southampton Town’s East End Mental Health Awareness Initiative’s fall series concludes this week with a session on nutrition with nutritionist Jillian Kubala this evening, Nov. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hampton Bays Community Center at 25 Ponquogue Avenue.

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

November 6
Plum Gut Harbor: 5:21 a.m., 5:41 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 4:29 a.m., 4:49 p.m.
Greenport: 5:58 a.m., 6:18 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 6:35 a.m., 6:59 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 5:53 a.m., 6:13 p.m.
New Suffolk: 7:20 a.m., 7:40 p.m.
South Jamesport: 7:27 a.m., 7:47 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 4:09 a.m., 4:24 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 2:18 a.m., 2:33 p.m.

November 7
Plum Gut Harbor: 6:10 a.m., 6:28 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 5:18 a.m., 5:36 p.m.
Greenport: 6:47 a.m., 7:05 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 7:26 a.m., 7:50 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 6:42 a.m., 7 p.m.
New Suffolk: 8:09 a.m., 8:27 p.m.
South Jamesport: 8:16 a.m., 8:34 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 5:03 a.m., 5:17 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 3:12 a.m., 3:26 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at editor@eastendbeacon.com

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